1. Following the
announcement of the Korean government to provide US$10 million in humanitarian
assistance to Ukraine, Korea will send emergency medical supplies to Ukraine
this week on four occasions, starting on March 8.
° The 40-ton
medical supplies to be sent to Ukraine in cooperation with the governments of
neighboring countries include bioprotection suits, medical latex gloves,
medical protective masks, first aid kits, blankets, portable oxygen
concentrators, and general-purpose ventilators.
2. Regarding the
decision of the Korean government to provide humanitarian assistance to
Ukraine, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his deep gratitude
to the Korean government during a telephone conversation with President Moon
Jae-in on March 3.
3. The Ministry of
Foreign Affairs is working closely with the Ukrainian Embassy in Korea on
details of the humanitarian assistance, and has prioritized the request of
Ukraine in selecting items.